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Iran becomes world missile power despite sanctions: Defence Minister

IANS  |  Tehran 

has become one of the world's missile powers despite the severe western sanctions on it over the past 40 years, Iran's said on Sunday.

"is among the world's top powers in building missiles, radars, armoured vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles," Hatami told official news agency, reports

"has managed to attain a very desirable and acceptable performance in the field of and the (Iranian) has become self-sufficient in defence industry despite tough sanctions by the arrogant powers in the past 40 years," he was quoted as saying.

On Saturday, US said Iran's test of "a medium range ballistic missile that's capable of carrying multiple warheads ... violates UNSCR 2231."

Earlier on Sunday, Iran's dismissed the US charges that Iran's ballistic missile tests have violated the UNSCR 2231 as "ridiculous."

"Iran's missile program has a defensive nature and is designed based on the needs of the country," Iran's was quoted as saying by the ministry's website.

"No resolution at the has banned Iran's missile program or missile tests," Qasemi added.



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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 00:38 IST